Joanna Pettet

Actor
Lovely golden-haired actress Joanna Pettet got her start working on Broadway in the 1960s, but it was her feature film debut in Sidney Lumet's controversial film "The Group," based on Mary McCarthy's bestselling novel ... Read more »
Born: 11/16/1942 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (30)

Knots Landing 1979 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Just Tipsy, Honey 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Terror in Paradise 1989 (Movie)

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Sweet Country 1987 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

The Doctors 1962 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Othello 1981 (Movie)

Desdemona (Actor)

The Evil 1978 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Welcome to Arrow Beach 1973 (Movie)

Grace Henry (Actor)

Miss Stewart, Sir 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Delphi Bureau 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Best House in London 1969 (Movie)

Josephine Pacefoot (Actor)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

Joanne Morton (Actor)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

Mata Bond (Actor)

Robbery 1967 (Movie)

Kate Clifton (Actor)

The Night of the Generals 1967 (Movie)

Ulrike (Actor)

The Group 1966 (Movie)

Kay Strong (Actor)

A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Show)

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A Killer in Every Corner (TV Show)

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Appointment With a Killer (TV Show)

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Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

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Cry of the Innocent (TV Show)

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Footsteps (TV Show)

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Pioneer Woman (TV Show)

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Sex and the Married Woman (TV Show)

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The Dark Side of Innocence (TV Show)

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The Desperate Miles (TV Show)

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The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Show)

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The Weekend Nun (TV Show)

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Biography

Lovely golden-haired actress Joanna Pettet got her start working on Broadway in the 1960s, but it was her feature film debut in Sidney Lumet's controversial film "The Group," based on Mary McCarthy's bestselling novel, that propelled her into the spotlight. More work quickly piled up. She starred opposite Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif in the World War II thriller "The Night of the Generals"; played James Bond's daughter in the all-star spoof "Casino Royale"; and co-starred with Terence Stamp in the cult Western "Blue." Over the next couple of decades, she continued to work in film, guest starred on television shows like the drama series "Fantasy Island," the romantic comedy series "The Love Boat," and became a regular on the CBS primetime soap "Knots Landing." Outside of her film and television career, Pettet gained some notoriety when she posed for Playboy magazine in 1968, not something working actresses did at the time. She was also a close friend of actress Sharon Tate and had a brush with death, having visited at her friend's home just hours before Tate was murdered (along with four others) by so-called Manson Family members. This was the second time that Pettet had lost friends to violence. In 1963, two close friends were stabbed to death in New York City. Tragedy would strike again in 1995, when her 26-year-old son died of a heroin overdose.

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York, New York

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